Cultural institutions fear bear-market toll

The scenario for area art institutions could darken considerably in 2010, 2011 and 2012, as cultural institutions fully account for devastating investment losses in their endowments â?? a key source of income.

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Symphony tries out texting

Sean Newhouse, associate conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, invited concert goers to send a text message to vote for their finale favorite.

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Bassoonist hitting all the right notes

Although he wears one of his two tuxedos for concerts, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra bassoonist Samuel Banks dons sneakers
and jeans for a Tuesday morning rehearsal. But he works hard once the music starts. That attitude likely helped the 26-year-old
land his job in one of just 17 year-round orchestras in the nation.

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